Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Portland Downtown District Conference Room
Board members in attendance: Chris Busby, Bill Duggan, Nancy Lawrence, Joan Leitzer, Stacy Mitchell, Kristen Smith, Susan Tran, Briana Courneya, John Rooks, Judy Halpert. Elise Loschiavo.
Susan opens the meeting.
Bill gave an update on the budget. Below is a preliminary budget summary.
Membership Dues $20,000
Merchandise: $2,000 $25,000 (conservatively)
Executive Committee Expense $1200
Marketing Committee Expense: $14,750
Membership Committee: $4,020 $20,695
Stacy motioned to approve. Kristen seconded. Board approved the budget as presented.
On Web Site:
Stacy motioned to approve. Kristen seconded. Board approved the web budget as presented as $12,000.
John gave an update on the web project. Three finalists have been selected for interviews:
Susan, Stacy and Kristen volunteered to help interview. Interviews will be scheduled for mid July. Kristen offered Planet Dog as the interview location.
Bill suggested we distribute the Thank You cards to restaurants to use as table tents.
There is a big need for a volunteer organizer. A graduate student from USM will do the research piece to make sure nominees are eligible. For IndieBiz, John will look into managing the volunteers and taking the reigns of the event. Wednesday October 13 at SPACE Gallery. We should review the categories as well as look at the voting criteria. We should consider inviting other Buy Local groups in the region.
Susan is stepping down as President.
Major tasks to cover include:
Jan will talk to Ed King about delivering directories. There are volunteers who are willing to deliver, but it will take some coordination.
Brianna has volunteered to become a general volunteer coordinator.
Stacy has agreed to step in as an interim president keeping her vice president title. She will be chiefly responsible for coordinating board and executive board meetings.
Nancy will send an email to fill in the schedule for attending the booth.
Kristen provide a list of members and # of directories that need to be delivered to each. There is needed distribution of about 6,500. Once we approve this list, Kristen will resort by neighborhood.
Primary repositories for the directories are:
Minutes recorded by John Rooks.
Aikido of Maine / Bayside Bowl / Benchmark Real Estate / Bull Feeney's / Caravan Beads / Casco Bay EyeCare / Clark Insurance / Clicktoast – Digital Advertising / Coffee By Design / CornerStone Building & Restoration / CrossFit Beacon / The Fish & Bone / Float Harder Relaxation Center / Gorham Savings Bank / Green Clean Maine / Joan Leitzer / Knack Factory / Lena Geraghty / Liquid Riot / Longfellow Books / Maine Business Immigration Coalition / Malone Commercial Brokers / Marsh Agency / Nine Stones / Nomads / OTTO / Philip Spalding / Planet Dog / Port Property Management / Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours / Portland Food Co-op / Portland Downtown / Renys Department Store / Taproot Magazine / The SunriseGuide / University Credit Union / Wellness Connection of Maine / XPress Copy / Young’s Furniture